Almost half of Scots want a referendum on Brexit deal

Poll finds two thirds of people think Westminster is ignoring Scottish concerns during negotiations.

Brexit: More than 2000 Scots were polled (file pic). <strong>PA</strong>
Brexit: More than 2000 Scots were polled (file pic). PA

Almost half of people in Scotland want a referendum on the Brexit deal, according to a new poll.

The YouGov poll, commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign calling for a public vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, found 48% of respondents were in favour, with 31% opposed.

This is greater than the UK wide-response of 45% for and 34% against.

Almost two-thirds of Scottish voters – 65% – also believe the UK Government is ignoring Scotland’s concerns on Brexit, while just 16% believe it is listening.

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Researchers surveyed 2013 adults in Scotland between August 8 and 14 and found rising support for staying in the European Union.

Two-thirds (66%) said they wanted to remain while 34% were pro-Brexit, when the don’t knows were removed, while in the 2016 referendum voters in Scotland were split 62% to 38% for remain over leave.

The poll reveals just 12% of Scots believes Britain will get a good Brexit deal.

Most believe Brexit will make Scotland’s economy weaker at – 56% to 12% – and their standard of living worse at, 49% to 7%.

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There is a high level of distrust about the UK Government taking the right decisions on Brexit, with 70% distrustful and 21% the opposite.

In comparison, 48% said they do not trust the Scottish Government to take the right Brexit decisions, while 42% did.

The poll also indicated widespread support among SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat voters for staying in the EU and at 73%, 67%, and 77% respectively.

Conservative voters were 29% in favour of staying in the EU with 64% backing Brexit.

SNP voters back a Brexit deal referendum by a margin of more than four to one, 66% to 18%, when the don’t knows have been removed while for Labour this is 74% to 26%.

On Scottish independence, 43% of respondents said Brexit would make this more likely and 6% said it would be less likely.

More than a quarter (28%) said it would make no difference as independence has “little or no chance” anyway, while 7% believe Brexit would make no difference as Scotland gaining independence is “likely regardless”.

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Most believe Brexit will make Scotland’s economy weaker at – 56% to 12% – and their standard of living worse at, 49% to 7%.

There is a high level of distrust about the UK Government taking the right decisions on Brexit, with 70% distrustful and 21% the opposite.

In comparison, 48% said they do not trust the Scottish Government to take the right Brexit decisions, while 42% did.

The poll also indicated widespread support among SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat voters for staying in the EU and at 73%, 67%, and 77% respectively.

Conservative voters were 29% in favour of staying in the EU with 64% backing Brexit.

SNP voters back a Brexit deal referendum by a margin of more than four to one, 66% to 18%, when the don’t knows have been removed while for Labour this is 74% to 26%.

On Scottish independence, 43% of respondents said Brexit would make this more likely and 6% said it would be less likely.

More than a quarter (28%) said it would make no difference as independence has “little or no chance” anyway, while 7% believe Brexit would make no difference as Scotland gaining independence is “likely regardless”.


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